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Leonardo Completes NH90 Helicopter Order for Italian Navy

The Italian Navy has acquired its last NH90 navy helicopter from Leonardo underneath a contract signed in June 2000.

The order’s first supply was made in 2011. Together with the newest plane, Italy now operates 56 NH90 helicopters. 

The fleet contains 46 of the NH90’s SH-90A NATO frigate/anti-surface warfare variant and 10 of the MH-90A tactical transport variant.

The final SH-90A helicopter was fabricated at Leonardo’s facility in Venice Tessera and might be deployed to the navy’s Maristaeli Luni Base in Sarzana, Liguria.

Earlier than the ultimate NH90 arrival, Italy’s first plane have been operational for native and abroad missions, accumulating greater than 35,000 flight hours since induction.

“The completion of the NH90 deliveries and the handover of this one-of-a-kind simulation atmosphere marks a significant step ahead, which additional reinforces our long-established partnership with the Italian Navy,” Leonardo Helicopters Managing Director Gian Piero Cutillo acknowledged.

“I wish to thank all Navy and business personnel who made these outcomes doable.”

“We now look ahead to persevering with this collaboration with the Italian Navy in the direction of new necessary objectives and functionality enhancement to satisfy evolving necessities.” 

Sarzana Helicopter Coaching Middle 

The supply’s completion coincided with Sarzana’s Full Crew Simulation Coaching Middle.

The positioning provides a devoted full-flight simulator with the newest avionics requirements in accordance with the Italian Navy’s necessities, Leonardo famous.

Flight simulator on the Full Crew Simulation Coaching Middle in Maristaeli Luni Base. Picture: Leonardo

This atmosphere has choices to coach each SH-90 and MH-90 aircrews with “the best stage of constancy and accuracy” because it operates simulation hours equal to precise flight hours.

Combining the hub’s functionality with the NH90 fleet will equip navy pilots and personnel with the required security, effectiveness, and effectivity, offering them with elevated expertise to arrange for real-world eventualities.

Future operations on the heart will embody further coaching companies for NH90 aircrews of companion nations.